Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, and gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.
Eyelid surgery can treat loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision and excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids. It also restricts bags under the eyes. Prior to surgery, you will be asked to get lab testing (blood work, maybe ECG) and a medical evaluation.
The incision lines for eyelid surgery are designed for scars to be well concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region. Droopy conditions of the upper eyelid can be corrected through an incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid allowing repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles and tissue, and/or removal of excess skin. Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line. Through this incision, excess skin in the lower eyelids is removed. The results of eyelid surgery will appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal a smooth, better-defined eyelid and the surrounding region, and an alert and rejuvenated appearance.
You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history. This will include information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries and medications that you currently take. It is important for you to provide complete information. Be prepared to discuss why you want the surgery, your expectations and desired outcome. We will also discuss your options and recommend a course of treatment and talk about the likely outcomes of blepharoplasty and any risks or potential complications. In addition we take photographs for your medical record. We will provide you with additional pre – and postoperative instructions.
Once you know that eyelid lift is right for you, you may schedule surgery several days or weeks from the time of your consultation to assure you have had enough time to understand and accept all aspects of the operation.
The surgery is performed as an inpatient in Estonia´s finest private hospital which provides round the clock care. (There is a 24 hours duty at the hospital. )Our patients have full board and rooms with all comforts (toilet, shower, TV, alarm clock). We offer our customers a complete package. We arrange the round-trip ticket between Helsinki and Tallinn, transport from the ferry port to the hospital and back. The price also includes 1 night at the hospital,, complete care, anesthesia, surgery, medications and aftercare services at the Helsinki office, such as counseling, removal of sutures and follow-up care.
You will meet your plastic surgeon at the hospital. The surgeon will examine your eyelids and also evaluate The amount of excess skin. The operation takes place shortly after your discussion with the surgeon. It is very important not to eat or drink anything (not even water, gum or mints) for a minimum of 6 hours prior to surgery. Eyelid surgery can be performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The surgery of upper and lower eyelids takes 1 hour to complete. When surgery is completed, you will be taken into a recovery area where you will continue to be closely monitored. You will be provided with effective medication for postoperative discomfort and pain. Usually patients spend one (1) night under observation. On the first postoperative day the plastic surgeon will check the operated area.
Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, irritation or dry eyes and discomfort that can be controlled with medication, cold compresses and ointment. Irritation on incision sites is also possible. Your final results will appear within several weeks, but it may take up to several months for incision lines to fully refine. It is important to realize that the amount of time it takes for recovery varies greatly among individuals. Depending on the extent of your bruises and swelling, you may be able to return to non-strenuous work anywhere from 7-14 days after surgery. In many instances, you can resume most of your normal activities, including some form of mild exercise, after a few weeks. You must wear sufficient sun protection and use darkly tinted sunglasses until the healing process is fully complete. While eyelid surgery can be expected to correct certain conditions permanently, you will continue to age naturally.
Generally, stitches will be removed in approximately 7 days. You will return to our Helsinki office for follow-up visit 4 months postoperative. If you have questions or concerns during your recovery, or need additional information at a later time, you should contact us.
Our co-operation partners offer our patients safe postoperative care, such as suture removal, counseling and follow-up appointments.
As with any surgery, eyelid lift does have some risks and complications associated with it. Complications are rare, but for safety reasons, all our patients get a mobile phone number, from where our patients can reach us anytime. In Helsinki we have a co-operating surgeon, who is able to provide additional check-ups if needed and to prescribe any additional medication if so required
An upper and lower eyelid lift cost 2 500 €. Upper or lower lid lift cost 1 450-1550 €.
The price includes everything except the examinations that are required prior the operation.